Tuesday, February 20

black and white, then red. . .


what a great relaxing weekend i had!
i worked for hours reorganizing my studio, sorting through fabric and paper and making piles of things to trash, recycle, and list on ebay. i still have a ways to go and am hopeful for some shelves, but i am thrilled today. my studio looks very inviting with the southern sun streaming in reflected off a new blanket of snow. it is almost blinding, but great natural lighting for photography.

i went to a wedding reception friday and was out of wedding cards, so in about 2 minutes flat i made this tag for the gift out of little bits i had organized in a cool anthropology box on my desk just for such an occasion.
the black and white flocked paper was from target, i wrapped a big bow of pale grosgrain ribbon i just found at the thrift store (a whole spool!) then tied my tag on the gift. it was so fun to take my present to the wedding, everything was black tie fancy with red and pink roses.


also thrifting this weekend i found a mate to this suitcase. the little red train case i found up in salt lake and have loved storing my vintage jewelry bits in it. when i brought the big case home i was so surprised the color matched perfectly. i filled the big one with my wool felt collection. it is so much more fun to open up a cool suitcase and dig through for a treasure than to lift the lid on a storage box don't you agree. . .

4 comments:

Laurie G. (morningk) said...

Ah... Your pics are heavenly. Love -- it -- all!!

I've been looking for some train cases (my mom had a brown set back in the day). Have you had problems with odd smells in them? I wonder if they air out ok--I've passed up some because of it. Still haven't found the perfect one yet. Yours are perfect! Love your wedding tag too. You are so very gifted friend.

I'd love to know your ebay ID, I wanna check out the sutff!! --L.

Gypsy Purple said...

Stunning tag!!!
I also found some cases that I want to decoupage....just have to find the time

Jes said...

I just looooove that banner! I am posting about you & your studio space today at my journal....

~Jes ~Studio Works at flickr

http://sweetpeas.motime.com

Katie said...

I followed a link from Jes's blog to here. Such a wonderful blog!

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